39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
1
Rethymnon, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Naxos, Greece
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
8
Ravello, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h
9
Alghero, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Episkopi Beach and St. Nicholas Church. We've included these beaches for you: Ammoudaki Beach and Karavostasi Beach. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Athos Workshop (in Aggeliana) and Reptisland (in Melidoni). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Irini, and get engrossed in the history at Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon itinerary maker site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rethymnon is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, Rethymnon is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agia Irini, Karavostasi Beach, Episkopi Beach, Athos Workshop, St. Nicholas Church
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St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

5
nights
Naxos, Greece

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fish & Olive and Eggares Olive Press Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maragas Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Portara, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, take in the exciting artwork at Petalouda Art Gallery, and examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Naxos travel planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Rethymnon to Naxos in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kastro ©
Kastro

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost) and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Russian Museum and Peterhof Grand Palace. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, admire the striking features of Winter Palace of Peter I, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg day trip site .

You can fly from Naxos to St. Petersburg in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Naxos to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Naxos in August, expect St. Petersburg to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Get in touch with nature at Nemzeti Botanikus Kert and Ram Szakadek. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agostyan Arboretum and Dera Creek. Change things up with a short trip to Fenyes Education Trail of Tata in Tata (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion and step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest. When traveling from St. Petersburg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Budapest, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tata, Ram Szakadek, Nemzeti Botanikus Kert, Dera Creek
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Nemzeti Botanikus Kert
Ram Szakadek ©
Ram Szakadek

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier d'Arte La Colonna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Venice when traveling from Budapest in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Pisa and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Torre Grossa (in San Gimignano). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

San Gimignano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Duomo di Pisa, Crete Senesi
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San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Galleria Borghese and Colosseum. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and take a stroll through Via Condotti.

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Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Let the collections at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal capture your imagination. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, and contemplate the long history of Villa Romana e Antiquarium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello attractions website .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in September since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Villa Romana e Antiquarium
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

5
nights
Alghero, Italy

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense and Cattedrale di Santa Maria will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Maimoni Beach and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Basilica San Gavino (in Porto Torres) and Cabras (Chiesa di San Giovanni in Sinis & Spiaggia Mari Ermi). Spend the 12th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, delve into the distant past at Nuraghe di Palmavera, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alghero online travel route planner .

Getting from Ravello to Alghero by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alghero when traveling from Ravello in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cabras, Cattedrale di Sant'Antonio Abate e Museum Ampuriense, Basilica San Gavino, Maimoni Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Maimoni Beach ©
Maimoni Beach

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